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Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 — Q2 Employer Partners Report

Virtual Vocations Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 - Q2 Employer Partners Report

In our Q2 Employer Partners Report, Virtual Vocations surveys the landscape of Employer Partner hiring trends for the second quarter of 2020. We name businesses still hiring amid COVID-19, highlight new Employer Partners that joined our program during the quarter, and outline the top locations and industries among the remote jobs posted by our Employer Partners during April, May, and June.

 

The Employer Partner Program

Virtual Vocations - Employer Partners - Top 25 Employer Partners for Remote Work in 2020Through the Virtual Vocations Employer Partner Program, companies with remote job openings can connect their job postings to millions of eager, experienced remote jobseekers in more than 40 career fields. During 2019 alone, Employer Partners shared nearly 6,000 job postings to the Virtual Vocations job board and program membership grew by 66%.

New Employer Partner Program members must undergo a vetting progress to ensure the business meets Virtual Vocations’ quality standards. Once approved for the program, Employer Partners enjoy benefits like the following:

  • Free job postings on approved telecommute jobs
  • Ability to submit jobs individually or through feeds
  • Employer Dashboard to easily manage remote job listings
  • Access to application tracking stats like CTR and views
  • Features that allow applicants to apply by email or direct company link
  • Posted jobs featured in email alerts to more than 500,000 remote jobseekers
  • Permanent Company Profile page researched and written by Virtual Vocations staff
  • Dedicated account manager to assist with hiring needs
  • Immediate registration and job submissions access

 

Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 — Q2 Employer Partners Report

Remote Jobs Statistics from Q2 Employer Partners

Virtual Vocations Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 - Q2 Employer Partners Report - Employer Partners Remote Jobs Statistics

The following statistics underscore the flexibility and stability remote jobseekers can achieve with home-based and virtual jobs as well as the value employers place on providing telework opportunities to their team members, especially during COVID-19.

  • 79.60% were for remote jobseekers experienced in that role and/or career field.
  • 64.65% were 100% telecommute jobs requiring no travel.
  • 42.44% were full-time remote jobs.
  • 35.26% were remote jobs available nationwide.
  • 23.48% were permanent positions.
  • 21.17% were labeled as remote jobs with benefits included.
  • 20.77% required a bachelor’s degree or some college study.

Further Reading from Virtual Vocations: COVID-19: Telecommuting Resources for Employees and Businesses

 

CEO’s Statement on Remote Hiring During COVID-19

“While 2020 has been a year of employment fluctuations due to COVID-19, the world of remote work has continued to thrive. Working remotely has been, and continues to be, a work model lifeline for jobseekers and businesses alike seeking health, safety, and lifestyle conscious work arrangements that can continue despite customer-facing business closures.

During the second quarter of 2020, Virtual Vocations saw 22.43% growth in the number of remote job postings shared to our job board. Our mission is to continue to provide remote work expertise, resources, and help for jobseekers, managers, and business owners who are turning to telecommuting for the first time or those who want to improve their existing virtual work practices.”

—Laura Spawn, Virtual Vocations CEO & Co-Founder

 

Top 15 Employer Partners for Q2

All of the following companies and organizations represent businesses still hiring amid COVID-19. The companies were ranked according to the number of remote job postings they shared to the Virtual Vocations job board during Q2. Three of the businesses featured below were also named Virtual Vocations “Top 25 Employer Partners for Remote Work in 2020,” illustrating the hiring consistency among our Employer Partners.

1. Achieve Test Prep

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A training and education company, Achieve Test Prep specializes in fast and flexible professional training, instruction, and credit-by-examination services to help students more quickly and easily pass exams to earn their diplomas. Achieve works with accredited colleges to help students advance in nursing and other college degree programs. The company ranked 14th on our “Top 25 Employer Partners for Remote Work in 2020” list.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Achieve Test Prep:

  • Academic Coach
  • (Subject Matter) Instructor
  • Enrollment Coordinator Specialist

View All Achieve Test Prep Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

2. VirBELA

virbela employer partner

VirBELA is a software technology company that develops learning, collaboration, and assessment tools for distance learning, remote teams, and more. The company’s goal is for its proprietary 3D virtual reality platform to improve the way people learn and collaborate regardless of their geographical location. VirBELA’s business model is built on a foundation of values like sustainability, inclusivity, imagination, transparency, learning, enjoyment, and “People First.”

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from VirBELA:

  • Game Tester/Product Release Specialist
  • Technical/Game Artist
  • Junior Software Engineer

View All VirBELA Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

3. Uscreen

Uscreen delivers high-quality software as a service (SaaS) that enables video creators to effectively distribute their content. The company, with a clientele comprised mainly of small businesses, empowers creators to monetize content in a more tangible way than other streaming services. Uscreen’s website states it is the number one video on demand (VOD) platform for video monetization.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Uscreen:

  • Growth Marketer
  • Customer and Success Support Professional
  • Writer/Content Marketing Manager

View All Uscreen Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

4. Honey Bar Media, Inc.

Honey Bar Media is a real estate coaching company providing education and advice to real estate industry professionals who want to become community influencers and generate more online leads. The company was founded by Aarin Chung and, according to its website, is the largest global online learning company for realtors.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Honey Bar Media:

  • Enrollment Coach
  • Community Coordinator
  • Product Launch Manager

View All Honey Bar Media Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

5. eXp Realty

Remote Jobs at exp Realty

eXp Realty is a real estate company whose agents are shareholders in the business. This company uses a 100% virtual operation to reduce overhead which results in lower fees for clients. eXp Realty hires both full telecommute and hybrid employees and ranks 2nd on Virtual Vocations’ “Top 25 Employer Partners for Remote Work in 2020” list.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from eXp Realty:

  • QA Automation Specialist
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Managing Broker

View All eXp Realty Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

6. Relevante Inc.

Relevante Inc. is an IT staffing services provider. The company uses a network of talented information technology professionals to fill roles with even the most specific requirements and emphasizes worker placement within long-term careers. Relevante Inc. often recruits telecommuters. Remote employees hired through this firm may sometimes travel for business.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Relevante:

  • Data Analyst II
  • HEDIS Analyst I
  • HEDIS Reviewer

View All Relevante Inc. Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

7. Boldly

boldly employer partner

Boldly is a subscription staffing company. All open positions with Boldy are W-2 employee roles with benefits. The company supplies trained, qualified, remote talent for only the hours needed by its clients. This organization serves companies such as Apple, Facebook, Google, Grammarly, and Zendesk. Boldly is a remote-first company, and telecommuters at Boldly enjoy flexible schedules.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Boldly:

  • Marketing and Social Media Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • Executive Assistant

View All Boldly Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

8. Scopic

Scopic is a custom software development company and 100% virtual business. It holds 8th place on the Virtual Vocations list of “Top 25 Employer Partners for Remote Work in 2020.” The company provides web and mobile development services as well as offers desktop development solutions. Remote workers at Scopic often work in the information technology industry.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Scopic:

  • Senior DevOps Engineer
  • UX/UI Graphic Designer
  • Resource Management Specialist

View All Scopic Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

9. Natural Health Sherpa (Metabolic Living)

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Natural Health Sherpa is a wellness company dedicated to providing science-based reviews of natural health remedies. The company offers weekly, research-based reviews of natural health therapies to educate readers. Reviews survey topics like effectiveness and safety to help readers make better natural health decisions. The company is based in the U.S. and offers highly competitive salaries, flexible benefits packages, and flexible work schedules.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Natural Health Sherpa:

  • Digital Marketing Communications Coordinator
  • Full-Stack Senior Web Developer
  • Full-Stack Senior eCommerce Web Developer

View All Natural Health Sherpa Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

10. Pedago

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Pedago is a developer of learning technologies. The company has created and launched a platform for a completely machine-taught degree. The company’s mission is to revolutionize the professional education industry so that jobseekers and laborers may more effectively learn new skills. Telecommuters are frequently hired for telework positions at Pedago. Remote candidates hired by this company have flexible work schedules and enjoy comprehensive benefits packages.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Pedago:

  • Accounting Subject Matter Expert Grader
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Educational Content Writer

View All Pedago Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

11. CodeWizardsHQ

 

CodeWizardsHQ is an education company focusing on teaching coding to children. The company offers classes in an array of subjects and difficulty levels. Classes include topics like an introduction to coding, front- and back-end development, advanced coding, and practical projects. Some remote positions with CodeWizardsHQ may require travel.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from CodeWizardsHQ:

  • Online Coding Instructor
  • Regional Marketing Coordinator
  • Homeschool Marketing Coordinator

View All CodeWizardsHQ Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

12. Reality Debt Solutions

Reality Debt Solutions offers advanced credit counseling with in-depth strategies to help recover clients’ financial status. This company provides clients with the tools they need to get out of debt. Reality Debt Solutions frequently employs telecommuting workers. Remote candidates working from home may choose their own schedules and function within a results-driven work environment.

Example of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Reality Debt Solutions:

  • Lead Generator

View All Reality Debt Solutions Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

13. UniversalGiving

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UniversalGiving is a non-profit organization that enables people to donate and volunteer their time with pre-vetted projects and charities. The organization also helps manage global corporate social responsibility for companies including strategy, operations, NGO vetting, and disbursements. Hired candidates working for UniversalGiving may use remote tools like Salesforce, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Remote jobs with UniversalGiving may be location-specific.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from UniversalGiving:

  • Assistant Supervisor
  • Lead UI/UX Designer

View All UniversalGiving Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

14. Transcom Group

Transcom Group is a provider of outsourcing solutions. The company offers clients the ability to outsource customer service, collections, and sales. Transcom focuses on ensuring employees have excellent training to be able to provide quality service in each area. Telecommuters hired via Transcom enjoy flexible schedules. Remote jobseekers interested in Transcom remote jobs should be self-starters able to work under pressure.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Transcom Group:

  • Communications Services Technical Support Agent
  • Retention Specialist
  • Technical and Customer Service Representative

View All Transcom Group Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

15. Elite Virtual Assistants

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Elite Virtual Assistants is a staffing and recruiting agency specializing in personal assistant placements. These assistants help small business owners make more efficient use of their time. The company is particularly interested in job applicants who are self-motivated, as they will excel in a results-oriented workplace.

Examples of Remote and Homebased Jobs from Elite Virtual Assistants:

  • Social Media Assistant
  • Executive Assistant
  • Legal Assistant

View All Elite Virtual Assistants Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

23 New Employer Partners Added During Q2

Virtual Vocations Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 - Q2 Employer Partners Report - New Employer Partners

“As telecommute work becomes a necessity for thousands of people, I am humbled by the opportunity to help our amazing Employer Partners find their next remote team members.

We also take the safety and security of our job seekers very seriously. Each new Employer Partner candidate undergoes a rigorous vetting process to ensure that our talented subscribers are being connected with the best remote jobs out there.”

—Erin Feldman, Remote Employer & Business Partnerships Specialist

 

The following Virtual Vocations Employer Partners became new program members during April, May, or June 2020.

1. Artisan E-Learning (Atlantic Beach, Florida)

2. Co-Foundry (Johannesburg, South Africa)

3. Conversant Technologies LLC (Orlando, Florida)

4. Great.com (Sliema, Malta)

5. Simplify Reality (Los Angeles, California)

6. Crimson Interactive, Inc. (dba Voxtab) (New York, New York)

7. DigitalCrafts (Atlanta, Georgia)

8. Research Square (Durham, North Carolina)

9. Ooze Studios (Melbourne, Australia)

10. Sataware Technologies (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

11. Wimgo (New York, New York)

12. Apiary Digital (Port Townsend, Washington)

13. Pedago (Jacksonville, Florida)

14. AlgoSeek (New York, NY)

15. CustomerBloom (Clifton, New Jersey)

16. Guru Media Solutions (Sausalito, California)

17. Kynetec (Berkshire, England, United Kingdom)

18. Millennia (Raleigh, North Carolina)

19. Elite Virtual Assistants (Cleveland, Ohio)

20. Storetasker (Brooklyn, New York)

21. Themeco (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

22. David A. Fields Consulting Group (Ridgefield, Connecticut)

23. MIS, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

 

Top 10 States for Employer Partner Remote Job Postings

Among all Employer Partner remote job openings published to the Virtual Vocations job board during Q2, most job openings were for telecommuting jobseekers living in these 10 states.

Further Reading from Virtual Vocations: Remote Work and Telecommuting Jobs State Resources

1. Texas

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Lone Star State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Account Management
  5. Customer Service

View All Texas Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

2. Florida

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Sunshine State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Account Management

View All Florida Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

3. Georgia

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Peach State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Account Management
  5. Education

View All Georgia Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

4. Kentucky

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Bluegrass State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Account Management

View All Bluegrass State Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

5. Tennessee

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Volunteer State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Education

View All Tennessee Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

6. Pennsylvania

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Keystone State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Education
  5. Account Management

View All Pennsylvania Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

7. Utah

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Beehive State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Sales
  3. Healthcare
  4. Customer Service
  5. Education

View All Utah Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

8. Indiana

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Hoosier State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Education
  4. Sales
  5. Human Services

View All Indiana Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

9. Alabama

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Yellowhammer State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Sales
  4. Customer Service
  5. Education

View All Alabama Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

10. Arkansas

Top 5 Remote Work Industries in “The Natural State”: 

  1. Information Technology
  2. Healthcare
  3. Education
  4. Teaching
  5. Sales

View All Arkansas Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

Headquarters Locations Statistics from Q2 Employer Partners

Virtual Vocations Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 - Q2 Employer Partners Report - Company Headquarters Locations

Our Employer Partners represent a diverse group of businesses and organizations that recruit talented professionals throughout the U.S. and around the world to join their distributed teams. For Q2 of 2020, we took an in-depth look at the headquarters locations for all Employer Partners who shared remote job postings to the Virtual Vocations job board in April, May, or June. These statistics showcase the broad appeal of flexible and remote work arrangements.

  • 87.93% of Employer Partners are headquartered in the U.S.
  • 18.96% of Employer Partners are headquartered in California.
  • 17.24% of Employer Partners are headquartered in New York or New Jersey.
  • 12.07% of Employer Partners are international companies headquartered in Sweden, Canada, Hungary, Malta, England, Australia, and South Africa.
  • 10.34% of Employer Partners are headquartered in Florida.

Other popular locations for Q2 Employer Partners include Washington, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Texas. Virtual Vocations Employer Partners, which span the U.S., can also be found from Oregon to Connecticut and Ohio to Alabama.

 

Top 10 Categories for Employer Partner Remote Job Postings

Virtual Vocations posts remote jobs across forty-seven career fields. From April through June, most telecommute jobs from Employer Partners were from these 10 job industries.

Further Reading from Virtual Vocations: Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2020

1. Information Technology

Examples of Trending Remote Information Technology Jobs: 

  • Virtual Information Technology Solution Architect
  • Remote Information Technology Consultant
  • Telecommute Information Technology Cloud Architect
  • Online Computer Science and Information Technology Adjunct Instructor

View All Information Technology Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

2. Healthcare

Examples of Trending Remote Healthcare Jobs: 

  • Telecommute Healthcare Coordinator
  • Remote Healthcare Enrollment Specialist
  • Virtual Healthcare Economics Consultant
  • Remote Healthcare Referrals Coordinator 1

View All Healthcare Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

3. Education

Examples of Trending Remote Education Jobs: 

  • Remote Education Advisor
  • Telecommute Education Analytics Engineer
  • Remote Special Education Teacher
  • Telecommute Youth Education Director

View All Education Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

4. Sales

Examples of Trending Remote Sales Jobs: 

  • Telecommute Sales Strategy Internship
  • Remote Partnerships Sales Director
  • Virtual Technology Inside Sales Specialist
  • Remote Technology Sales Program Manager

View All Sales Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

5. Customer Service

Examples of Trending Remote Customer Service Jobs: 

  • Telecommute Customer Service Advisor
  • Remote Customer Service Coordinator
  • Virtual Customer Service Representative
  • Telecommute Inbound Customer Service Representative

View All Customer Service Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

6. Financial

Examples of Trending Remote Financial Jobs: 

  • Virtual Financial Reporting Accountant
  • Remote Insurance and Financial Claim and Benefit Processor
  • Telecommute Financial Audit Supervisor
  • Remote Financial Services Client Relationship Consultant

View All Financial Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

7. Human Services

Examples of Trending Remote Human Services Jobs: 

  • Remote Health and Human Services Government Grant Writer
  • Online Human Services Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Remote Health and Human Services Network Consultant
  • Remote Human Service Customer Service Representative

View All Human Services Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

8. Project Management

Examples of Trending Remote Project Management Jobs: 

  • Telecommute Project Manager
  • Remote Clinical Project Manager
  • Telecommute Associate Project Manager
  • Remote National Accounts Project Manager

View All Project Management Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

9. Marketing

Examples of Trending Remote Marketing Jobs: 

  • Virtual Marketing Automation Specialist
  • Remote Marketing Analyst
  • Telecommute Marketing Director
  • Virtual Digital Marketing Manager

View All Marketing Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

10. Teaching

Examples of Trending Remote Teaching Jobs: 

  • Online Spanish Teacher
  • Telecommute Advisory Teacher
  • Remote High School Science Teacher
  • Virtual Teacher for the Visually Impaired

View All Teaching Remote Jobs on the Virtual Vocations Job Board

 

Contact Information for the Q2 Employer Partners Report on Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19

Inquiries about the Virtual Vocations Q2 for 2020 Employer Partners Report on Businesses Still Hiring Amid COVID-19 can be made to Michelle Rawlings, Public Relations Specialist, at michelle (at) virtualvocations (dot) com or via phone at 1-800-379-5092 EXT. 703.

Please visit Virtual Vocations social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest for additional remote work content and conversations.

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Kimberly Back is the Senior Job Data Content Producer at Virtual Vocations and has been a member of the Virtual Vocations team since 2012. She brings to the role more than a decade of experience in writing, editing, content management, and graphic design. She is an honors graduate of Morehead State University and works remotely from Kentucky.